Turkey votes yes on constitutional referendum

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Supporters of the Turkish ruling party, the AKP, rallied for an "Evet" or "Yes" vote on Friday ahead of the country's referendum, held Sunday. The "Yes" camp appears to have won a majority of votes, based on early returns.

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    Supporters of the Turkish ruling party, the AKP, rallied for an "Evet" or "Yes" vote on Friday ahead of the country's referendum, held Sunday. The "Yes" camp appears to have won a majority of votes, based on early returns.

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    Supporters of the Turkish ruling party, the AKP, rallied for an "Evet" or "Yes" vote on Friday ahead of the country's referendum, held Sunday. The "Yes" camp appears to have won a majority of votes, based on early returns.

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    Supporters of the Turkish ruling party, the AKP, rallied for an "Evet" or "Yes" vote on Friday ahead of the country's referendum, held Sunday.

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    In Fatih, a conservative neighborhood of Istanbul, Korans are sold under banners urging voters to cast an "Evet" or "Yes" vote. Turks went to the polls on Sunday to vote on a set of constitutional changes proposed by Turkey's AKP ruling party. The "Evet" or "Yes" camp appears to have won a majority of votes, based on early returns.

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    In Fatih, a conservative neighborhood of Istanbul, a religious man carries both the flags of Islam and Turkey. Turks went to the polls on Sunday to vote on a set of constitutional changes proposed by Turkey's AKP ruling party. The "Evet" or "Yes" camp appears to have won a majority of votes, based on early returns.

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    In Fatih, a conservative neighborhood of Istanbul, "Evet" or "Yes" banners hung in a park. Turks went to the polls on Sunday to vote on a set of constitutional changes proposed by Turkey's AKP ruling party. The "Evet" or "Yes" camp appears to have won a majority of votes, based on early returns.

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    In Fatih, a conservative neighborhood of Istanbul, children waved a Turkish flag ahead of Sunday's referendum. Turks went to the polls on Sunday to vote on a set of constitutional changes proposed by Turkey's AKP ruling party. The "Evet" or "Yes" camp appears to have won a majority of votes, based on early returns.

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    Turks in Fatih, a conservative neighborhood of Istanbul, went to the polls on Sunday to vote on a set of constitutional changes proposed by Turkey's AKP ruling party. The "Evet" or "Yes" camp appears to have won a majority of votes, based on early returns.

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    Turks went to the polls on Sunday to vote on a set of constitutional changes proposed by Turkey's AKP ruling party. Voters were asked to stamp either the "evet" (yes) or "hayir" (no) on the ballots, which were later hand counted. The pro-government "Evet" camp appears to have won a majority of votes, based on early returns.

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    A Turkish woman cast her ballot on Sunday to vote on a set of constitutional changes proposed by Turkey's AKP ruling party. The "Evet" or "Yes" camp appears to have won a majority of votes, based on early returns.

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    In a predominantly Kurdish neighborhood, voting was heavy despite the Kurdish party's boycott of the referendum. Turks went to the polls on Sunday to vote on a set of constitutional changes proposed by Turkey's AKP ruling party.

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    In a predominantly Kurdish neighborhood, voters find their names on a list before casting their ballots on set of constitutional changes proposed by the AKP, Turkey's ruling party. Voting was heavy despite the Kurdish party's boycott of the referendum.

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    In a predominantly Kurdish neighborhood, a military vehicle makes its way past voters. Voting was heavy despite the Kurdish party's boycott of the referendum.

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    Police monitored activity near some polling stations, like one in a predominantly Kurdish neighborhood in Istanbul, as Turks went to the polls on Sunday to vote on a set of constitutional changes proposed by Turkey's AKP ruling party. The "Evet" or "Yes" camp appears to have won a majority of votes, based on early returns.

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    Opposition parties, including the Communist Party, posted signs urging Turks to vote "No" (Hayir) in Taxim, in central Istanbul. Turks went to the polls on Sunday to vote on a set of constitutional changes proposed by Turkey's AKP ruling party. The "Evet" or "Yes" camp appears to have won a majority of votes, based on early returns.

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    Despite rain, Turks went to the polls in large numbers on Sunday to vote on a set of constitutional changes proposed by Turkey's AKP ruling party. The "Evet" or "Yes" camp appears to have won a majority of votes, based on early returns.